CAN I DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE BOROUGH’S OPEN RECORDS ORDINANCE?

Yes, a complete copy of the Ordinance is available hereDOWNLOAD THE OPEN RECORDS REQUEST FORM HERE (RIGHT TO KNOW REQUEST)

HOW CAN A CITIZEN REQUEST A PUBLIC RECORD?

Only written requests will be honored.  Written requests can be submitted in person, by mail, or by fax to the Open Records Officer.

WHO IS THE BOROUGH’S OPEN RECORDS OFFICER?

Martha L. Hozey
610-376-7481
mhozey@wyomissingboro.org
  • HOW LONG DOES THE BOROUGH HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE REQUEST?

    Five (5) business days

  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE BOROUGH RECEIVES A REQUEST FOR A PUBLIC RECORD?

    1. Determine if the record is in the possession, custody, or control of the Borough.
    2. Determine if the record, which is presumed to be public, is exempted from disclosure.
    3. Make a timely written response to the request.
  • WHAT DO THE EXEMPTIONS TO DISCLOSURE INCLUDE?

    For a complete list of documents exempt from the Open Records Act, please contact the Open Records Officer, or consult the Open Records Law.

  • WHO BEARS THE BURDEN?

    The new law provides, because all records are presumed to be public records, that the borough bears the burden of proving, that the public record is subject to one of the exemptions to disclosure.

  • HOW DO I CONTACT THE PA OFFICE OF OPEN RECORDS?

    The mailing address is:

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Office of Open Records
    Commonwealth Keystone Building
    400 North Street, 4th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

    Additional information on contacting the PA Office of Open Records can be found here.

  • WHAT HAPPENS IF THE BOROUGH DENIES A REQUEST, REDACTS INFORMATION, OR FAILS TO RESPOND AND THE REQUESTER WANTS TO CHALLENGE THE DENIAL?

    If the Open Records Officer denies the request, the requester can file an appeal with the Office of Open Records within 15 days. The Office of Open Records will review the request and response and will issue a final determination. Either the requestor or the borough can appeal decision of the Office of Open Records to the Court of Common Pleas.